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Senior Prescription Information

Senior Gold Prescription Discount Program Information

The Senior Gold Prescription Plan provides prescription drugs, insulin, insulin supplies and diabetic testing material to eligible New Jersey residents for $15 per prescription plus one half of the cost of the prescription. To be eligible, a NJ resident must be at least 65 years of age or older, or receiving Social Security Title II disability benefits. An applicant must have an annual income between $19,238 - $29,238 if single and $23,589 - $33,589 of combined income if married.

The Senior Gold beneficiary pays $15 plus 50% of the remaining cost of the drug. Senior Gold participants with out-of-pocket prescription costs exceeding $2000 a year if single and $3000 a year for married couples will have 100% of their prescription costs paid after paying the $15 co-payment per prescription.

Senior Gold Prescription Discount Program

  • Must be age 65 or older or receiving Social Security Disability Benefits.
  • Income eligibility for Senior Gold will be $19,238 - $29,238 for singles and $23,589 - $33,589 for married couples. Income limits will be adjusted upward annually, tied to the increase in the cost-of-living.
  • Senior Gold participants will be able to receive their prescription drugs at the pharmacy of their choice. The total cost of the prescription to the Senior Gold Beneficiary will be a $15 co-pay plus 50 percent of the remaining cost of the drug.
  • Senior Gold participants with prescription costs exceeding $2,000 a year if single and $3,000 a year if married will have 100 percent of their prescription costs paid for after paying the $15 co-pay per prescription.
  • Integrates the New Jersey Ease Program into the Senior Gold Program by charging the county Ease agency with assisting senior and the disabled to find a prescription drug program which best fits their needs and financial resources.
  • pharmacies would be reimbursed at the same rate as under the existing Pharmaceutical Assistance for the Aged and Disabled program.
  • * Currently in New Jersey senior citizens and disabled individuals with income below $19,238 for singles and $23,589 for married couples are eligible for the Pharmaceutical Assistance for the Aged and Disabled program.

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